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Snap Counts: 5 Vikings Play Full Game on Defense in Chicago

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings are 7-7 following Monday night's win over the Bears.

Minnesota will now prepare to face the Los Angeles Rams on a short week.

Here's a look at Minnesota's snap counts in Week 14:

— Kirk Cousins and another new-look Vikings offensive line played all 64 offensive snaps against the Bears. The unit, from left to right, of Christian Darrisaw, Ezra Cleveland, Garrett Bradbury, Mason Cole and Brian O'Neill allowed four sacks. Cousins threw for two scores but tallied just 87 passing yards, his lowest total in 118 career starts.

— Justin Jefferson (59 snaps) was the only other Vikings offensive player to hit the 90-percent mark Monday night. He had four catches for 47 yards and a score. K.J. Osborn played 56 snaps, catching three passes for 21 yards. Ihmir Smith-Marsette was in for 31 offensive snaps and caught a 7-yard score, and Myron Mitchell played a single snap.

— Dalvin Cook played 57 snaps against a tough-nosed Bears defense. He had 28 carries for 89 yards and also recorded two catches for two yards. Fullback C.J. Ham played 25 snaps on Monday, and Kene Nwangwu was on the field for five offensive plays. He had three carries for 33 yards.

— Tyler Conklin played 47 offensive snaps, catching one pass for seven yards. Luke Stocker played 19 snaps, and Chris Herndon was on the field for 10 snaps. Neither had a reception.

— Blake Brandel was on the field for 10 snaps as an extra lineman.

— Defensively, the Vikings had five players — Xavier Woods, Harrison Smith, Patrick Peterson, Anthony Barr and Cameron Dantzler — who were on the field for all 73 snaps. Dantzler forced a fumble that Barr recovered in the first quarter.

— Eric Kendricks played 51 snaps before being ejected a few minutes into the fourth quarter.

— Mackensie Alexander was the only other cornerback to see the field, as he played 59 snaps as the slot cornerback. The Vikings released Bashaud Breeland, who had played 675 defensive snaps, on Saturday.

— D.J. Wonnum (64 snaps) led the way for Minnesota's defensive line. He recorded a career high with 3.0 sacks and also forced a fumble. Sheldon Richardson played 56 snaps for the second week in a row and successfully convinced Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer to challenge a play on which Richardson forced and recovered a fumble. Patrick Jones II was on the field for 19 plays, and Tashawn Bower chipped in with seven snaps.

— Armon Watts and James Lynch each played 40 snaps on the interior against Chicago. Dalvin Tomlinson (33 plays) and Michael Pierce (31 snaps) played fewer snaps despite the two being in the starting lineup.

— Nick Vigil played 34 total snaps at linebacker. He was the third linebacker for most of the game, but jumped up to a main role when Kendricks went out.

— Troy Dye and Camryn Bynum each played a pair of defensive snaps in Chicago.

View game action photos between the Vikings and Bears during the Monday Night Football matchup at Soldier Field.

— Blake Lynch and Kris Boyd led the way with 18 snaps apiece on special teams. Boyd recovered a muffed punt. The Vikings had three players — Bynum, Dye and Josh Metellus — log 16 snaps apiece in the third phase. Vigil, Stocker and Myles Dorn played 15 snaps on special teams.

— Harrison Hand (14 snaps) played double-digit snaps on special teams, as did Jordan Berry and Andrew DePaola (10 snaps apiece).